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Thinking About Teams

By Geoff Powter on December 5th, 2016

Mr. Jackman, our Little League coach that summer so long ago, stood in front of us, shook his head in frustration, and gave us one of his familiar nuggets of motivation. “Look, you guys,” he said, pacing in front of the dugout, “we’re never going to win unless you guys start acting like a team…” […]

The Holidays: Your Opportunity to Boost Employee Engagement

By Meredith Lepley on December 5th, 2016

Happy holidays! We at Miller Consultants hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and is looking forward to a peaceful holiday season. The holidays are a time of kindness, giving, family, togetherness, and gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, and we at Miller Consultants are so grateful for you—our clients and friends. Interestingly, gratitude […]

Courageous Collaboration: An Indispensable Tool for Sustainability

By Kathy Miller on December 5th, 2016

Over the past few years I have had many conversations concerning how to address the challenges that are impacting the sustainability of our planet. Some focused on the role of corporate leaders. Others concerned organizational cultures. Still others pertained to developing and implementing strategies. While all of these discussions were stimulating, one in particular stands […]

Leading Quiet: The Art of Working with Introverts

By Geoff Powter on October 3rd, 2016

The woman across from me in the coaching session — let’s call her ‘Clare’ — frowned and paused with a sigh when I asked her what she wanted from her boss. We’d been here before, and she knew the corral she’d be herding herself into. “Yep,” she finally said with a smile, “I just want […]

Email Refresher

By Meredith Lepley on October 3rd, 2016

Etiquette Enhances Productivity and Business Relationships What is up with people?” a client asked me last month. I laughed and said, “Well, you’ll need to give me more information before I can tackle that one.” She had sent multiple email messages to both business associates, former and current clients with no response. This had been […]

Communication: Is it Time for a Tune-Up at Your Organization?

By Meredith Lepley on October 3rd, 2016

  Recently I was giving a coaching client some advice on communicating effectively with his colleagues. He said, “This sounds pretty basic.” It was very basic, but I had to bite my tongue to prevent myself from saying, “Yes, it is very basic, but, by all accounts, you’re not doing it!” We all learn the […]

Resolve to Accept the Challenges of Change in 2016

By Meredith Lepley on January 5th, 2016

Happy New Year from Miller Consultants! We hope 2016 is a peaceful, productive and profitable year for you.  If you’re like many Americans, you’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions. And those resolutions typically involve changes you’d like to make in your life. Some of the most popular resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, spend […]

Employee Engagement – Does One Size Fit All?

By Kathy Miller on October 19th, 2015

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the work world these days. Companies of all sizes and types are rushing to measure it, increase it, and define it – too often in that order! How about taking a more strategic approach to the topic by asking yourself a few simple questions before you jump into […]

Recipe for a Sustainable Culture

By Kathy Miller on October 12th, 2015

Sustainable companies, by definition, outshine the others no matter what the measure – financial, innovation, etc.  (see article).   And we know that successful and sustainable companies, compared with their less successful counterparts, demonstrate a greater commitment to environmental, social and governance policies and practices (ESG).  And guess what else differentiates these companies?  Organization culture and leadership […]

Partners in Innovation Resources

By Kathy Miller on September 8th, 2015

Thank you for attending the Partners in Innovation inaugural event on Sept. 2, 2015.  What a wonderful day!  The mix of people in the room was perfect and the conversations stimulating.  Please provide us with your comments about the event and what you would like for us to provide for you next time!  Weigh In Here. Download the following […]